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Nov 12, 2012 8:00am EST
technology for these people, especially the young people, who um, are trying to find a way to build a better life. and broadband can be an enabler there. so from a philanthropic perspective, we've also been trying to direct some of our efforts that way as well. but postally from a pricing -- mostly from a pricing perspective, we're trying to make it as affordable as possible for these people to get broadband. >> cost is one deterrent. is lack of a computer, digital literacy, what are some of the other issues -- >> guest: that's absolutely an issue. access to computers for, um, young people in the home is a real issue. in some homes in urban, poor areas, they don't have the digital literacy that you thought about, -- that you talk about, and that's a broader issue. we've been working more on a state-by-state basis within windstream. the usta has been very involved with that, carrying on dialogue with the fcc on how we might help there, but we've got a lot of work to do there. >> host: paul gardner -- or jeff gardner, when it comes to mobile broadband, is that included in the access america pl
CSPAN
Nov 12, 2012 8:00pm EST
, but fundamentally, it's an empowering technology for these people, especially the young people who are trying to find a way to build a life, and broadband is an enabler there. from a philanthropic perspective, we are directing efforts that way as well, but mostly, from a pricing perspective, we're trying to make it as affordable as possible for these people to get broadband. >> now, cost is one deterrent. is the lack of a computer, digital literacy, what are the other issues? >> guest: i think that's absolutely an issue. access to computers for young people in the home is a real issue. in some homes, in urban poor areas, they don't -- they don't have the digital literacy you talked about, and that's a broader issue. we've been working on more on a state-by-state basis within wind stream. the usta involved in that, carrying on dialogue with the fcc on how we help there, but there's a lot of work to do that. >> host: paul gardner -- or jeff gardner, when it comes to mobile broadband, is that included in the access america plan, the broadband plan? >> guest: it is. i mean they contemplate all ki
CSPAN
Nov 10, 2012 6:30pm EST
but fundamentally it's an empowering technology for these people especially the young people who are trying to find a way to build a better life and broad band can be an enabler there. so from a philosophic perspective we've been trying to direct some of our efforts that way as well. but from a pricing per specive we're trying to make it as affordable as possible. >> cost is one deterrent. is lack of a computer? >> i think that's absolutely an issue, access to computers for young people in the home is a real issue. in some homes in urban poor areas, they don't have the digital literacy that you talk about and that's a broader issue. we've been working on more on a state by state basis within wind stream. the u.s.t.a. has been involved in that on how we might help there but i think we've got a lot of work to do there. >> what about whit comes to mobile broad band is that included in the access america plan? >> it is. i think that one of the mobile brondsband going to play a big role as some of the large companies has rolled out services. the latest 4 g is improving the broad band capabilities. but i
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